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Buzzard Breath Ale

Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This description is from their website, www.buzzardbreathale.com: Buzzard Breath Ale™© is a proprietary brand, produced by Big Rock Brewery in Calgary under license for distribution and sale in the United States. International trademark for the words Buzzard Breath Ale and the label design

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
Rating #2175 - 2015.11.14 - Draught at Bottlescrew’s. Clear copper/amber colour, nice white foam. Taste is pretty bland, Aroma is sweet, caramel. A beer bar with a bottle list this decent should just abandon this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Bottlescrew Bill’s Old English Pub. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is honey and cookie malt, dates, apples, and woody hops. Flavor is malty with light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
This rating is just for info purposes, it is a rating of the "original" Buzzard’s Breath Ale, sampled in Dec, 1989 "Pale amber, small fast fading beige head.. Nearly neutral nose, just a whiff of pale malt. Not much here flavor wise but it is an easy drinking transition beer with a mellow malt profile. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Draught at Bottlescrew Bill’s, Calgary, AB, Canada.
Clear deep golden colour with small off-white head. Sweetish caramel and dry fruity bitterish hops. Fruity tea-like hops and grainy malt in flavour. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Fresh and rather tasty Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Buzzard Breath Ale--1998 11.2 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--Golden Ale. Sampled 1/15/1998. Buzzard Breath Ale--1999 11.5 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Rich bright clear amber golden color. Light floral malt hop front. Rich crisp caramel malt body with good texture and hop floral hints. Caramel carries through to light hop finish. Very Nice. Sampled 5/25/1999.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
House beer at Bottlescrew Bill’s. Clear orange color. Fresh and weak aroma. Bit of a roasted taste. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Draught at Bottlescrew, Calgary
At the pub they say it’s brewed by Wild Rose…?
Hazy amber color. A light aroma of wheat crackers. Ordinary Ale, but quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
Brewed especially for Bottlescrew Bills by Wild Rose Brewing Co. in calgary. This is a great beer. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a large frothy head. A distinctive roasted malts flavour with caramel and toffee. Tastes sweet and crisp. An unusual mouthfeel and slightly unpleasant aftertaste are present inhibited me from ordering another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
Waitress confirmed that this is now brewed by Wild Rose despite it’s beginnings at Big Rock. Dark amber. Fair foam head. So many aromas at Bottlescrew’s that it is hard to pinpoint those from the beer. Malty body is a decent base. Strong intriguing sour hop flavours front to back. As a hop lover I want more hops and am indecissive about the sour hop flavour. It is also a touch syrupy. The more I drink the less I want to finish it or order another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Had this at Bottlescrew Bills in Calgary this weekend. Check out their website for the detailed history behind this beer. It is actually very interesting, having originally started as a blend of Big Rocks existing beers: Traditional, Pale, and McNalley’s Extra. It is now brewed from scratch according to its own recipe. Hazy orange amber with a scant head, the aroma is chiefly of butterscotch and english toffee with a little apple fruit. Sweet palate carrying much of the same flavours, with a mildly bitter finish. Very good.

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